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Prescribed burns topic of July 15 conference

Prescribed burns are getting added attention this year with a first-ever conference on the topic.

The Nebraska Prescribed Burn Conference is set for Monday, July 15, from 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Kearney Holiday Inn.

This conference aims to bring landowners and fire professionals together to facilitate the discussion of challenges and successes associated with prescribed burning. Panel discussions are planned with landowners and with fire professionals including volunteer fire departments.

Attendees are asked to both share their knowledge of prescribed fire while learning about some of the techniques other landowners around the state are using with this land management tool.

Discussion topics include:

Growing season burning vs. dormant season burning for eastern red cedar control

Ranchers perspective/economics

Patch burn/grazing

Landowner panel discussion

Volunteer fire department panel discussion

Conference details including an agenda and registration form are available at www.outdoor

nebraska.ne.gov/NebRxBurn.

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